Oscar Arias will mediate in Honduran Crisis

State Secretary Hillary Clinton announced that the President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, will serve as international mediator in the Honduran political crisis.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The announcement was made after a private meeting with Manuel Zelaya, Honduras ousted president, exiled from the country on June 28.

Clinton said that both Zelaya and appointed president Roberto Micheletti accept the designation of Oscar Arias as mediator.

Oscar Arias announced that he will work on the problem from Costa Rica, and not in Honduras.

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